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Education & Human Capital Development Committee

Our human capital development agenda is aimed at uplifting the lives of Imo indigenes, those living and working in Imo state. Thesub-committee shall liaise with the following Ministries (and Agencies & Departments under them) in gathering data on the state of human capital development in the state:
  1. Education
  2. Environment/waste management
  3. Oil & Gas

They will also be responsible for designing the initial take-off plan for immediate government’s intervention in education, environment/waste management as well as opportunities in the oil and gas sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Gather the baseline data as they relate to education in the state;
  2. Review the education programs of the state: the teacher-student ratio, teachers’ assessment programs, primary school enrolment, state of infrastructure in government owned institutions (primary, secondary, tertiary, etc.) to identify immediate intervention points;
  3. Review the education infrastructure in the state against the population density for all the LGAs;
  4. Review the environmental laws, waste management policies, and general sanitation guidelines of the state to return Imo state to its glorious place as one of the neatest cities in the country and Africa;
  5. Review the oil & gas investments in the state and other natural resources embedded in the state;
  6. Identify critical intervention points towards immediate revitalization of our public schools;
  7. Define the framework for the establishment the of Imo State Education Trust Fund;
  8. Suggest “quickwin” initiatives the incoming administration can embark on which will result in practical measures towards achieving the mandate of “rebuilding Imo State from the ruins”;

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Practical experience in education, environmental/waste management policy development and management;
  2. Competence and resourcefulness in promoting and supporting human capital development schemes and policies;
  3. Consistency in developing actionable and sustainable human capital frameworks and models which have been implemented and adopted;

Healthcare Sub-Committee

Our healthcare agenda is aimed at uplifting the lives of Imo indigenes, those living and working in Imo state. The sub-committee shall liaise with the following Ministries (and Agencies & Departments under them) in gathering data on the state of healthcare development in the state:
  1. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary healthcare delivery
  2. Database of medical workers in the states
  3. Mechanism to secure universal access to healthcare: health insurance, etc.
  4. State and effectiveness of the various healthcare infrastructure projects (for examples the general hospitals development projects)

They will also be responsible for designing the initial take-off plan for immediate government’s intervention in healthcare as well as opportunities in the sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Gather the baseline data as they relate to healthcare in the state;
  2. Review the performance of the health sector; doctor to patient ratio, nurse to doctor ratio, infant mortality rate, disease control programs, maternal mortality rate, immunization and primary healthcare schemes etc. to ascertain the current and prevailing challenges the incoming administration can make immediate priority;
  3. Review the healthcare infrastructure in the state against the population density for all the LGAs;
  4. Review the healthcare laws, policies, and general guidelines of the state to return Imo state to its glorious place as one of the healthiest states in the country and Africa;
  5. Review the healthcare investments in the state and other associated resources embedded in the state;
  6. Identify critical intervention points towards immediate revitalization of our public heath institutions;
  7. Define the framework for the establishment the of Imo Health Insurance Scheme;
  8. Suggest “quickwin” initiativesthe incoming administration can embark on which will result in practical measures towards achieving the mandate of “rebuilding Imo State from the ruins”;

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Practical experience in public and private healthcare development and management;
  2. Competence and resourcefulness in promoting and supporting healthcare development schemes and policies;
  3. Consistency in developing actionable and sustainable healthcare delivery frameworks and models which have been implemented and adopted;

Finance Review and Funding Initiatives Sub-Committee:

Historically, it has been established that insufficient revenue affects long-run economic performance of a state; hence, the need to capture the true financial position of the state as the outgoing administration hands over to the incoming one.
The finance review sub-committee shall be responsible for evaluating and scrutinizing the financial position of the state. This committee shall be a pool of professionals and experts in financial analysis and public accounts audit.

They shall review and consolidate the finances in the following areas:

  1. Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)
  2. FAAC allocation and utilization
  3. Ecological funds
  4. Paris club refund
  5. State investments and ventures
  6. Education trust funds
  7. Prepayments
  8. And any other revenue channel

They shall also identify and scrutinize the state liabilities in terms of:

  1. Outstanding salaries, pensions and gratuities
  2. Post payments
  3. Debt obligations
  4. Outstanding payments on executed projects
  5. Liabilities associated with ongoing contracts
  6. Any other liability

The Sub-Committee will also be tasked with developing a template for sourcing funds for the in-coming administration, particularly in the area of new funding initiatives.
The sub-committee shall ensure proper reconciliation of accounts before handover. It shall flag any sharp practice as soon as it is noticed and the attention of the Governor-elect immediately drawn to it.
The sub-committee shall project the future earnings of the state including designing new IGR models. It shall suggest the best financing plan for all the identified projects, initiatives and programs.

Key responsibilities:

The Finance Committee shall carry out the following functions:
  1. Review all accounts of the states as submitted by the outgoing administration;
  2. Review the financial position of the state, debts and debts servicing agreements, investments, business engagements, proprietary portfolios, real estate, and other forms of government financial dealings;
  3. Review the allocation of funds to the various MDAs and government establishments;
  4. Review all local governments allocations and use of funds;
  5. Review the application of the state’s Paris club refund, the ecological funds and IGR;
  6. Determine the framework for the collection of IGR in the state;
  7. Determine all possible and legal means and/or avenues through which revenue can be generated/collected in the state;
  8. Map the state’s IGR heads, and framework for monitoring performance of the various IGR heads;
  9. Define a framework of how the state can access ecological funds and other related development funds from multilateral agencies;
  10. Work with other sub-committees in determining the quantum of initiatives to be included in the first 100 days plan;
  11. Determine the funding strategy for all the initiatives included in the first 100 days plan.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Expertise in management and audit of government accounts and investments;
  2. Expertise in debt management;
  3. Competence and resourcefulness in public sector projects financing;
  4. Thought leaders and persons of repute in supporting government in revenue drive and IGR optimization;
  5. Practical and technical knowledge in financial management, audit, revenue growth drive, debt management, investment management and deals restructuring;

Integrated Infrastructure Development Sub-Committee:

This committee shall be responsible for the collation of information and data on the state of various infrastructure in the state which include the following:
  1. ICT
  2. Roads
  3. Rail
  4. Water
  5. Power
  6. Housing
  7. Public transportation, etc

The sub-committee shall also design a framework for the upgrade of critical infrastructure in the state towards attaining the development vision of the Governor-elect as well as critical infrastructure for immediate attention in the first 100 days program.

Key Responsibilities:

The sub-committee shall focus on the activities below:
  1. Review the proposed and ongoing housing schemes development in the state for viability, project status and completion stages, beneficiaries and schedule of occupancy;
  2. Identify economically viable roads (inter-city and inter-state roads) that are in bad condition,thereby distorting free flow of persons and business activities in the state;
  3. Review the state of all roads outlined in the city of Owerri, as well as roads in Okigwe and Orlu to determine the critical intervention points towards resuscitation of economic activities in the state;
  4. Identify rural roads that are critical to the revival of economic activities in the state;
  5. Review the activities and performance of the road maintenance agencies in the state;
  6. Review the state’s power generation and consumption data in partnership with the controlling DISCO and the state’s electricity board. Evaluate the various independent power generation projects (including solar or renewable power) in the state and design a framework for improving power supply within the first 100 days;
  7. Define a framework for affordable and alternative public transportation schemes in the state;
  8. Develop a framework for the integrated infrastructure development in line with the Governor-elect’s development agenda;
  9. Suggest “quick-win” projects around infrastructure development that will restore citizens’ confidence in government, address critical infrastructure lack, revive economic activities, and attract investments to the state.

Membership:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Requisite skills, knowledge and expertise in infrastructural development – architects and planners, civil and structural engineers, electrical engineers, etc.;
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  3. Good understanding of the infrastructural landscape and economic structure of Imo state;
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Good Governance Sub-Committee:

In ensuring achievement of the good governance vision of the Governor-elect, this sub-committee shall review the various aspects of Imo State Government’s efficiencies and governance along the following dimensions:
  1. Administration of Justice reforms
  2. Due Process
  3. Civil service efficiencyand reforms
  4. Local government operations and reforms
  5. Policy advisory, budgeting, projects’ execution and monitoring frameworks
  6. Transparency and accountability

It shall identify bureaucratic gaps/lapses and outline special reforms that shall be targeted at each identified area towards improving efficiency in governance of the state.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. The sub-committee shall audit the Imo State Government (and the LGAs) along the parameters that test the health of institutions;
  2. Design a template/framework for evaluation and assessment of the processes and operations of all parastatals in the state;
  3. Review the activities of the LGAs towards evaluating the efficiency of their operations while proffering reforms agenda and strategies towards promoting their autonomy;
  4. Review all policy documents and executive orders, pronouncements and commitments currently subsisting in the state;
  5. Define a framework for reengineering the state’s civil service;
  6. Review the states justice administration system and other areas of justice reforms;
  7. Define frameworks for instilling transparency and accountability in governance as well as theparameters for measuring them;
  8. Review government procurements process and activities of procurement agency / committee / department;
  9. Define the first 100 days program for the new administration towards instilling the principles of good governance in the state.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Experience in governance audit; and advocate of due process, transparency and accountability in public governance;
  2. Competence and resourcefulness in promoting and supporting good governance, security of lives and property, business process improvements and efficiencies, etc.;
  3. Thought leaders in achieving success through diligence and observation of due process;
  4. Practical/hands on experience in transforming processes for improved outputs and turnover;

Projects and Contracts Review Sub-Committee:

The Projects and Contracts Review Sub-Committee shall review the ongoing, abandoned and uncompleted projects in the state; as well as all subsisting contracts, and businesses the state is currently engaged in. A comprehensive framework for evaluating and monitoring of these contracts and projects will be developed by the committee and adopted as shall be reviewed by the Transition Technical Committee.

Key Responsibilities:

The Projects and Contracts Review Sub-Committee shall carry out the following functions:
  1. Review all ongoing projects and contracts in the state;
  2. Track progress of ongoing projects and establish the completion timelines for all handed over projects;
  3. Review all subsisting MOUs and project charter the state has with any contractor and vendor;
  4. Review the cost implications of all projects, outstanding payments, cost of completion, and completion plan;
  5. Advise the Governor-elect on projects to quickly prioritize for completion, or reclassification into another implementation phase towards the realization of the development vision of the Governor-elect;
  6. Advise the Governor-elect on making commitments in relation to subsisting technical partnerships;

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Legal professionals (especially corporate lawyers)
  2. Experts in legal documents interpretation with at least 10 years cognate experience;
  3. Civil engineers and quantity surveyors that will understand and interpret bills of quantities, and such other engineering documents;

Agriculture, Commerce and Industries Development Sub-Committee:

This Sub-Committee shall review the various ongoing federal government and state government agricultural schemes in the state, as well as the subsisting state’s commerce and industry development roadmap; identifying agricultural hubs, industrial clusters and commercial hubs. It shall review the level of development and implementation of the plans as well as the infrastructural needs toward full realization of the plans.
The sub-committee shall define strategies for attainment of the agricultural revolution objectives of the Governor-elect; as well as strategies for ensuring the attainment of commerce and industrialization objectives of the new administration.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Review all subsisting agricultural schemes and farmers programs in the state;
  2. Develop a framework for determining and tracking how much food Imo State consumes and the critical gap in food production; strategies for filling the gap towards ensuring food security; export scheme for the crops, livestock and vegetables that the state has comparative advantage in;
  3. Carry out comprehensive analyses and assessments of potential value chains and linkages in the major agricultural produce of the state;
  4. Identify key cash crops the state has comparative advantage in producing towards inciting industrialization around the development of their value chains;
  5. Map the state to determine which areas/zones that have the right soil and topography to drive agricultural revolution of the new administration;
  6. Review and evaluate the industries currently managed by the state, where it has investment, the value of investment, and current operations;
  7. Review the status of various industrial clusters and economic zones earmarked by the state for development;
  8. Assess the state of these industrial hubs/clusters in the state; identifying their infrastructure needs;
  9. Identify the local production linkages that abound in the State and assess their relevance, adequacy, strengths and challenges etc.;
  10. Define a framework for the revival of viable moribund state owned and private industries;
  11. Define incentive packages to attract investments to the state;
  12. Define framework for reviving the commercial hubs and markets in the state;
  13. Outline key infrastructure upgrade plans for the commercial & industrial hubs;
  14. Draw up the first 100 days plan for the new administration with regards to agriculture, industry and commerce development.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Good knowledge of the state with regards to agriculture, commerce & industry developments as well as wealth distribution;
  2. Competence and resourcefulness in the private / public sectors in promoting and supporting agricultural programs, successful commercial ventures management, and industrialization;
  3. Thought leaders and persons of repute in resuscitating and transforming moribund industries into successful ventures and enterprises;
  4. Competence in developing frameworks for the development of industrial and commercial hubs;

Job and Wealth Creation Sub-Committee:

The Job and Wealth Creation Sub-Committee shall be engaged in activities of reviewing and evaluating industrialization, the various job creation and social intervention programmes that the state has been involved in. Areas of focus will include:
  1. Youth empowerment programs
  2. Job creation programs
  3. Poverty alleviation programs
  4. Women empowerment initiatives

It shall design a program that will ensure more Imo State graduates are gainfully employed within the first 100 days of the new administration. It shall also define a roadmap for ensuring enhancement of standards of living for all Imolites. Overall, the sub-committee shall define roadmap for ensuring a socially and economically viable living and lifestyle for Imolites.

Key Responsibilities:

The Job and Wealth Creation Sub-Committee shall carry out the following functions:
  1. Identify existing Job and Wealth Creation programs currently running in the state;
  2. Review and evaluate the impact of current job creation and social intervention programmes;
  3. Propose schemes that cut across manufacturing, ICT, agriculture, commerce, etc. towards boosting job opportunities and industrialization in the state;
  4. Suggest incentive packages for organizations that leverage the initiatives, as described above, to employ more Imolites;
  5. Develop support programs for ailing organizations towards minimizing loss of jobs in the state;
  6. Design a plan for accessing various local and international grants targeted at job creation;
  7. Develop a framework for properly domesticating the federal government and other regional job creation initiatives in the state;
  8. Develop strategies for reviving the technical colleges and skills acquisition centres in the state;
  9. Develop incentives to encourage more youth to venture into agriculture and other blue-collar jobs;
  10. Suggest ways of adjusting the curriculum in the state schools to include skills acquisition programs;
  11. Define the framework and guiding principles for the lunch of a four year 10 billion Employment Trust Fund;
  12. Outline the initiatives for the first 100 days with regards to job and wealth creation in the state.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Business owners or skills development specialists; this is to ensure expertise and hands-on knowledge in designing operational worthy job creation initiatives;
  2. Experience in working with other governments in designing impactful job creation schemes.

Tourism and Hospitality Sub-Committee:

Hospitality industry has grown tremendously in the state; and Owerri can boast of more hotels than any other city in the South East. This is supported by the booming night life in Owerri metropolis. A proper development of the industry will position tourism as one of the mainstay of the state economy.
The committee shall review the various tourism programs of the state and define the roadmap for tourism and hospitality development in the state leveraging the thriving hospitality industry, rich cultural heritage (e.g. Ikeji Izuogu, etc.), and spectacular natural endowments (e.g. Oguta Lake, etc.)as well as other historical & cultural heritages of Imo state.

Key Responsibilities:

The sub-committee shall carry out the following functions:
  1. Evaluate the current tourism and hospitality plan of the state;
  2. Categorize the various tourist attraction centres and event locations in relation to their economic significance in the state;
  3. Develop a tourism master plan leveraging the hospitality industry, rich cultural heritage and natural resource of the state;
  4. Develop a framework for the revival, preservation and maintenance of the state’s tourist centres towards attracting local and international tourists;
  5. Design a framework for the attraction of key international events and conferences to the state;
  6. Develop a framework for proper rating and classification of hotels, restaurants and bars in line with international standards and best practices;
  7. Identify key infrastructure developments that will boost tourism in the state;
  8. Review the security needs of the state (especially within the Owerri metropolis);
  9. Outline key initiatives for the first 100 days that will launch the government’s renewed effort on promotion of tourism in the state.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Experience in the tourism and hospitality industry; this is to ensure expertise and hands-on knowledge in designing a functional tourism plan;
  2. Ownership of major hospitality facility; and have operated for at least 5 years in the state;
  3. Promoter of events (both international and local events) with up to 10 years exposure in the industry.

Youth Empowerment, Gender Equity, Talents and Opportunities:

This committee shall review the status of the variouspotentials, talent opportunities and entrepreneurship drives/schemes in the state. It shall study the economic opportunities and potentials that can be harnessed along the following areas:
  1. Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Vulnerable Group

The committee shall develop the framework for supporting innovation and managing talents in the state; as well as structure a sustainable youth, women empowerment and initiatives to support the vulnerable group (along the focus areas of the new administration) that will have the greatest economic impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Review (if any) the entrepreneurship, empowerment and talent management programs existing in the state as well as their economic impact;
  2. Distill the learnings points from the success stories and failures of the initiatives; then structure new initiatives building on the learning curve;
  3. Review the impact of entertainment and sports on the economy of the state;
  4. Design program for promoting entertainment and sport in the state;
  5. Define framework for revamping the entertainment sector as a key contributor to the economy of Imo State;
  6. Define programs for assisting startups and small businesses in the state to grow;
  7. Define frameworks for assisting startups and small businesses in the state to acquire the best technical and equipment support for their operations;
  8. Define and outline viable and impact driven entrepreneurship and empowerment programs for Imo State;
  9. Define a program for ensuring opportunities for the vulnerable groups in the society;
  10. Guide the restoration of sporting activities as an avenue for talent development, recreation &social integration in the state;
  11. Define a framework and implementation plan for the set-up of the state’s Innovation hub;
  12. Define the framework for the promotion of Master-Apprenticeship Scheme in the state;
  13. Define the first 100 days for the new administration as it relates to supporting innovation and promoting entrepreneurship in the state.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Successful entrepreneurs and practitioners in key sectors of the economy;
  2. Thought leaders in business incubation and startups, venture management and business integration;
  3. Venture capitalists;
  4. Competence and leadership in various business areas.

Security Sub-Committee:

A sustainable and peaceful environment is a panacea for growth and development as well as thriving business climate and safety of lives and property. In the last few years, Imo State has recorded series of security-related issues that have contributed in driving businesses away from the state.
The committee shall be engaged with mapping practical strategies for overhauling the security infrastructure of the state towards better security of lives and property. The committee shall assess the security challenges of the state, liaise with the various security agencies for clear understanding of their involvement and strategies for safety of lives and property.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. The committee shall revisit and review the security reports of the state as made available by the outgoing administration;
  2. Evaluate the security flashpoints in the state and define appropriate strategies for maintaining decorum and reducing crime to its barest minimum;
  3. Engage the security agencies in the state to review individual security strategies and status of their implementation in the state;
  4. Define a roadmap for security and safety of lives and properties in the state.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Former senior security officer with experience of over 15 years in service;
  2. Security analysts and consultants with over 10 years technical expertise in formulating policies for security;
  3. A politically recognized chieftain in the state who is well respected and promoter of peace and goodwill.

Owerri Town Planning Sub- Committee

Just like great cities of the world serving as international financial centre’s, tourism hubs, shopping and vacation centre’s, education hubs etc., the Owerri masterplan was developed to position the city as a toast for tourists, indigenes, businessmen and shoppers alike to feel the ambience and serenity of a well-planned city; habitable for living, business and pleasure. This committee shall commence review of the Owerri masterplan and identify level of implementation and deviations from the master plan; and proffer solutions to correcting the deviations and ensuring the full implementation of the plan.

Key Responsibilities

  1. The committee shall revisit and review the original masterplan of the city; outline major distortions in the master plan; proffer the best course of action for the actualization of the original plan;
  2. Provide recommendations on the infrastructural needs and other resource requirements for the full implementation of the master plan;
  3. Advice, based on proper research and popular opinion, major alteration of the master plan towards fitting with the current reality;
  4. Outline the cost of enforcing the implementation of the master plan either the original plan or a revised version;
  5. Review the projects and activities initiated by the previous administrationsthat are yet to be completed which are key to the actualization or which constituted major distortions of the masterplan;
  6. Define a framework for strengthening the Owerri city development authority;
  7. Define a framework for restructuring of ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Planning to enhance coherence of activities, efficiency of operations and separations of roles with the capital city development authorities;
  8. Outline the initiatives for the first 100 days towards achieving the full implementation of Owerri Master Plan.

Membership Structure

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Qualified surveyor/architect, town planning experts or city / estate developers;
  2. Practical / technical competence in cities / township development;
  3. Thought leaders in designing city masterplans as well as executing architectural blueprints.

Diaspora Initiatives Sub- Committee

The subcommittee shall focus on facilitating the recognition and participation of Imo State citizens abroad in the development and growth of the state’s economy in the new administration. The committee shall work along the following themes:
  1. Capacity importation and impartation in the state
  2. Capital projects development
  3. Training and development

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Identify all diaspora groups / associations with roots in the state;
  2. Develop programs that will facilitate social integration of all Imo citizens; such program that will attract the interest of all Imolites in diaspora to the state, at least once annually;
  3. Provide the basis for a diaspora database of Imo State citizens;
  4. Draw a plan for harnessing the vast human resource base of Imo citizens and others in diaspora;
  5. Articulate the various investments opportunities in Imo and create a framework for our citizens in diaspora to easily tap into them;
  6. Develop incentive packages for major investments in the state by Imo citizens in diaspora and foreigners alike;
  7. Create a framework for providing conducive and alternative business platform / environment for Imo citizens in diaspora who may want to return home;
  8. Offer incentive to encourage Imolites in diaspora to engage in charity and endowment programs at home.

Membership Structure:

The sub-committee shall consist of at least 3 members with the following key attributes:
  1. Experience in liaison and good governance advocacy;
  2. Competence and resourcefulness in promoting investments and diaspora funding;
  3. Thought leaders in achieving success through diligence and observation of due process.

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